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Your comprehensive 2014 sporting calendar

With a miserable Ashes series finally out of the way, it’s time to look forward to the key dates for your sporting year.

From the Winter Olympics to the Six Nations, the World Cup in Brazil and the Commonwealth Games – 2014 should be a brilliant year for sport, and not just because of the World Cup.

We present to you a comprehensive 2014 sporting calendar, so get your new moleskin diary at the ready and highlight the events you simply can't afford to miss.

JANUARY

5-12: DARTS - BDO World Darts Championships, Lakeside

4-5: FOOTBALL - FA Cup third round

7-8 & 21-22: FOOTBALL - League Cup semi-finals

10-13: CRICKET - Women's Ashes Test, Australia v England, Perth

10-18: HOCKEY - Men's World League Final, Delhi

12-19: SNOOKER - The Masters, Alexandra Palace

12, 17, 19, 24, 26: CRICKET - Australia v England ODIs

13-26: TENNIS - Australian Open, Melbourne

19, 23, 26: CRICKET - Women's Cricket: Australia v England ODIs

25: ATHLETICS - GB Athletics International, Glasgow

25-26: FOOTBALL - FA Cup 4th round

29, 31, 2 (FEB): CRICKET - England v Australia T20 internationals

31, 1, 2 (FEB): TENNIS - Davis Cup World Group, GB v USA, San Diego

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FEBRUARY

1: RUGBY - Six Nations: Wales v Italy, France v England

2: RUGBY - Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland

2: NFL - Superbowl, East Rutherford, New Jersey

4-9: TENNIS - Fed Cup, GB in Budapest

7-23: WINTER SPORTS - Winter Olympics, Sochi

8: RUGBY - Six Nations: Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England

9: RUGBY - Six Nations: France v Italy

8-9: ATHLETICS - British Indoor Championships, Sheffield

15: FOOTBALL - FA Cup fifth round

15: ATHLETICS - British Indoor Grand Prix, Birmingham

18/19, 25/26: FOOTBALL - Champions League 2nd round

20, 27: FOOTBALL - Europa League second round

21: RUGBY - Six Nations: Wales v France

22: RUGBY - Six Nations: Italy v Scotland, England v Ireland

22: RUGBY LEAGUE - World Club Challenge, Wigan Warriors v Sydney Roosters, Sydney

26-2 (MARCH): CYCLING - World Track Cycling, Colombia

26: CRICKET - West Indies v England ODI

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MARCH

2, 5: CRICKET - West Indies v England ODI

2: FOOTBALL - League Cup final

4-9: BADMINTON - All England Open Badminton Championships, Birmingham

5: FOOTBALL - Internationals: England v Denmark; Poland v Scotland

7-16: WINTER SPORTS - Winter Paralympics, Sochi

7-9: ATHLETICS - World Indoor Championships, Poland

8: FOOTBALL - FA Cup quarter-finals

8: RUGBY - Six Nations: Ireland v Italy, Scotland v France

9: RUGBY - Six Nations: England v Wales

9, 1, 13: CRICKET - West Indies v England T20s

11-14: HORSE RACING - Cheltenham Festival

13, 20: FOOTBALL - Europa League 3rd round

15: RUGBY - Six Nations: Italy v England, Wales v Scotland, France v Ireland

16: FORMULA ONE - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

16: FOOTBALL - Scottish League Cup final

16-31: CRICKET - ICC World T20s, Bangladesh

20-23: MOTORCYCLING - MotoGP: Qatar Grand Prix, Losail

23-6 Apr: CRICKET - Women's World T20, Bangladesh

28-31: ROWING - Rowing World Cup, Sydney

30: FORMULA ONE - Malaysia Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur

29: HORSE RACING - Dubai World Cup

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APRIL

1-2, 8-9: FOOTBALL - Champions League quarter-finals

3, 10: FOOTBALL - Europa League quarter-finals

5: HORSE RACING - Grand National, Aintree

6: FORMULA ONE - Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir

6: ROWING - Boat Race, London

6: CRICKET - County Championship season starts

10-13: GOLF - The Masters, Augusta

12-13: FOOTBALL - FA Cup semi-finals

13: ATHLETICS - London Marathon

13: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Grand Prix of the Americas, Austin, Texas

19-5 (APR): SNOOKER - World Snooker Championship, Sheffield

20: FORMULA ONE - Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

22-23, 29-30: FOOTBALL - Champions League semis

24, 1 May: FOOTBALL - Europa League semis

25-27: RUGBY - Heineken Cup semi-finals

27: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix

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MAY

3-4: HORSE RACING - Guineas Festival, Newmarket

4: MOTORSPORTS - Spanish Grand Prix, Jerez

7-11: EQUESTRIAN - Badminton Horse Trials

9: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Doha

9-1 (JUNE): CYCLING - Giro d'Italia

11: FORMULA ONE - Spanish Grand Prix

11: FOOTBALL - End of Premier League season

14: FOOTBALL - Europa League final, Turin

17: FOOTBALL - FA Cup final

17: FOOTBALL - Scottish Cup final

17: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Shanghai

17-18: RUGBY LEAGUE - Super League Magic Weekend, Manchester

17-18: DIVING - World Championships, London

18: MOTORSPORTS - France Grand Prix, Le Mans

20: CRICKET - England v Sri Lanka T20 (d/n), The Oval

22, 25, 28, 31, 3 (JUNE): CRICKET - England v Sri Lanka ODIs

22-25: GOLF - PGA Championship, Wentworth

23: RUGBY - Challenge Cup final, Cardiff

24: FOOTBALL - Champions League final, Lisbon

24: RUGBY - Heineken Cup final, Cardiff

24: FOOTBALL - League Two Play-off final, Wembley

25: FORMULA ONE - Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo

25-8 (JUNE): TENNIS - French Open, Roland Garros

25: FOOTBALL - League One Play-off final, Wembley

26: FOOTBALL - Championship Play-off final, Wembley

30-1 (JUNE): ROWING - European Championships, Belgrade

31: RUGBY - Premiership final, Twickenham

31-15 (JUNE): HOCKEY - World Cup (men's and women's), Hague

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JUNE

1: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP Italy Grand Prix, Mugello

5: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Rome

6: HORSE RACING - The Oaks, Epsom

7: HORSE RACING - The Derby, Epsom

7: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Eugene

7: RUGBY - New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, United States v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

8: FORMULA ONE - Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

9-14: TENNIS - Queen's

11: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Oslo

12-13 (JULY): FOOTBALL - World Cup, Brazil

12-16: CRICKET - England v Sri Lanka 1st Test, Lord's

12-15: GOLF - US Open, Pinehurst

14: RUGBY - New Zealand v England, South Africa v Wales, Canada v Scotland, Argentina v Ireland

14: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, New York

15: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Catalonia GP, Barcelona

16-21: TENNIS - Eastbourne

17-21: HORSE RACING - Royal Ascot

20-24: CRICKET - England v Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Headingley

20-22: ROWING - Rowing World Cup, France

21: RUGBY - New Zealand v England, Argentina v Scotland

21-22: ATHLETICS - European Team Championships, Germany

22: FORMULA ONE - Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)

23-6 (JULY): TENNIS - Wimbledon

26-29: EQUESTRIAN - Hickstead

27-29: ATHLETICS - British Championships, Birmingham

28 (JUNE): RUGBY - South Africa v Scotland

28: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Netherlands Grand Prix, Assen

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JULY

3: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Lausanne

6: FORMULA ONE - British Grand Prix, Silverstone

5: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Paris

5-27: CYCLING -Tour de France

9-13: CRICKET - England v India, 1st Test, Trent Bridge

10-13: GOLF - Women's Open, Royal Birkdale

11-12: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, London

11-13: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: German Grand Prix, Sachsenring

11-13: ROWING - Rowing World Cup, Lucerne

13: FOOTBALL - World Cup final, Rio de Janeiro

17-20: GOLF - The Open, Royal Liverpool

17-21: CRICKET - England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

18: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Monaco

20: FORMULA ONE - German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

20: ATHLETICS - London Anniversary event

22-26: HORSE RACING - Glorious Goodwood

23-3 (AUG): ATHLETICS - Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

27-31: CRICKET - England v India 3rd Test, Southampton

27: FORMULA ONE - Hungarian Grand Prix

29-2: RACING - Glorious Goodwood

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AUGUST

1-17: RUGBY - Women's Rugby World Cup, France

7-11: CRICKET - England v India, 4th Test, Old Trafford

7-10: GOLF - PGA Championship, Valhalla

10: FOOTBALL - FA Community Shield, Wembley

10: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Indianapolis GP

12: FOOTBALL - Uefa Super Cup, Cardiff

12-17: ATHLETICS - European Championships, Zurich

13-24: AQUATICS - European Championships, Berlin

15-19: CRICKET - England v India, 5th Test, Oval

17: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Czech Republic GP, Brno

16-28: ALL SPORTS - World Youth Games, China

16: FOOTBALL - Premier League football season starts

21: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Stockholm

18-23: ATHLETICS - IPC European Athletics, Swansea

23: RUGBY LEAGUE - Challenge Cup final, Wembley

23: CRICKET - Twenty20 finals day, Edgbaston

23-14 (SEPT): CYCLING -Vuelta a Espana

24: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Birmingham

24: FORMULA ONE - Belgium Grand Prix, Spa

24-31: ROWING - World Championships, Amsterdam

25-8 (SEPT): TENNIS - US Open, New York

25, 27, 30, 2, 5 (SEPT): CRICKET - England v India, ODIs

26-1 (SEPT): TRIATHLON - World Series Grand Final, Canada

28: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Zurich

31: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: British GP, Silverstone

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SEPTEMBER

2, 5: CRICKET - England v India, ODIs

5: ATHLETICS - Diamond League, Brussels

7: FORMULA ONE - Italian Grand Prix, Monza

7: ATHLETICS - Great North Run

7: CRICKET - England v India T20 International

8-21: SAILING - World Championships, Santander

13: RACING - St Leger, Doncaster

14: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: San Marino GP, Misano

21: MOTOSPORTS - MotoGP: Aragon GP, Aragon (Spain)

20-28: CYCLING - World Road Championships, Spain

21: FORMULA ONE - Singapore Grand Prix

23: CRICKET - Final County Championship games

26-28: GOLF - Ryder Cup, Gleneagles

28: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Brazil GP, Brasilia

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OCTOBER

3-12: GYMNASTICS - World Artistic Championships, China

5: FORMULA ONE - Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

12: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Japan GP, Motegi

11: RUGBY LEAGUE - Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford

12: FORMULA ONE - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

18: HORSE RACING - Champions Day, Ascot

19: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Australia GP, Phillip Island

20-26: TENNIS - WTA Championships, Singapore

26: MOTORSPORTS - MotoGP: Malaysian GP, Sepang

31-1 (NOV): HORSE RACING - Breeders' Cup, Santa Anita, California

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NOVEMBER

2: FORMULA ONE - US Grand Prix, Austin

4: HORSE RACING - Melbourne Cup

8: RUGBY UNION - England v New Zealand, Ireland v South Africa, Scotland v Argentina, Wales v Australia

9: FORMULA ONE - Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paolo

9: MOTORSPORT - MotoGP: Valencia

10-17: TENNIS - ATP World Finals, London

15: RUGBY UNION - England v South Africa, Scotland v New Zealand, Wales v Fiji

22: RUGBY UNION - England v Samoa, Ireland v Australia, Scotland v Tonga, Wales v New Zealand

23: FORMULA ONE - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

29: RUGBY UNION - England v Australia, Wales v South Africa

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DECEMBER

3-7: SWIMMING - World Short Course Championships, Doha

26: HORSE RACING - King George VI Chase, Kempton Park.